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Apple issues apology after new Maps app features 67 spelling variations of ‘Jumeirah’

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Apple issues apology after new Maps app features 67 spelling variations of ‘Jumeirah’

Tim Cook adds that new service “completely erases Ajman”

CUPERTINO: Tech giant Apple was yesterday forced to issue a rare apology after complaints regarding its new mapping service.

In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he was “extremely sorry for the frustration” users across the United Arab Emirates had experienced with the application, which was introduced with the company’s latest iOS6 mobile service, following reports that the service had included 67 spelling variations for ‘Jumeirah’.

“It also seems that we had completely erased Ajman,” he added, although he admitted the mistake hadn’t yet resulted in any customer complaints.

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  1. Ziad Al-Duaij

    October 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    For once this is no laughing matter as many confused drivers lose their way from Jumeirahs 1 and 2 to JBR and JLT and Jumeirah god knows what else… NONE OF WHICH ARE ACTUALLY IN JUMEIRAH!!!!!

  2. Jebel Ali Baba

    October 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Did Ajman ever exist???

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